It seems like we managed to reveal a glimmer of self-awareness in robots.
Here’s Quartz on the matter:
Bringsjord programmed three robots to think that two of them had been given a special “dumbing pill” that would not allow them to speak. Their task was to identify which robots received the pill. When the Nao robot on the right tried to speak, it heard its voice, and its voice alone. That’s when it waved its hand and said: “I know now. I was able to prove that I was not given a dumbing pill.
This is an Amazon fulfilment centre. Robots all around, carrying your stuff. Amazing. Scary.
Daft Punk - Get Lucky.
This is probably an unfinished production of the song or an outtake but it must close to the real thing.
It may be hard to believe, but before the end of this century, 70 percent of today’s occupations will likewise be replaced by automation. Yes, dear reader, even you will have your job taken away by machines. In other words, robot replacement is just a matter of time. This upheaval is being led by a second wave of automation, one that is centered on artificial cognition, cheap sensors, machine learning, and distributed smarts. This deep automation will touch all jobs, from manual labor to knowledge work.
And for Kevin Kelly, it’s a good thing.